• Union commander: They stole my delivery wagons!

    Union troops in their movement through Batesville stole a number of delivery wagons in order to move needed supplies, particularly coffee, according to reports. The Union commander said, “We know they have coffee at the Union supply houses near Helena. But they are not sending …

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  • What are pet owners thinking?

    If you didn’t think American civilization was in trouble already, this ought to worry you: Americans are hiring psychics to communicate with their pets. According to Benjamin Radford of Discovery News, pet psychics claim they can use telepathy to communicate with animals, living and dead …

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  • Finding a common language

    So far, I’ve noticed three clear phases of parenting. The first one lasted till the onset of my son Louie’s teenage years and was marked by his thinking I was wonderful and should always be there in the background somewhere. He wanted me in the …

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  • A tribute to mothers

    While reflecting on Mother’s Day this Sunday, I thought about my own mother and all of the sacrifices she made for us kids growing up. The wife of a Baptist minister, she never had much, but she did all she could. She’s not in great …

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  • Mammoth Spring: Where the waters flow

    Mammoth Spring, the northern most community in the Ozark Gateway region, is best known for Arkansas’ largest spring, the second largest in the Ozark Mountains. A National Natural Landmark, the spring flows over 9 million gallons of water per hour, forming a 10-acre lake, then …

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  • Farm subsidies: An expensive weed that’s hard to kill

    There are many thickets of corporate welfare thriving in the federal budget jungle. Farm subsidies are among the thickest of the thickets. Like a tough weed, they are deeply rooted, largely impenetrable, and nearly impossible to eradicate. And, they cost taxpayers billions of dollars every …

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  • 2012 Veepstakes

    Since Mitt Romney has sewn up the nomination tighter than one of Chris Christie’s old suits, the only remaining Republican election drama is which name the Bairn of Bain Capital intends to place on the bottom of his bumper sticker. Yes, friends, it’s once again …

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  • Yo-yo economics?

    Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.   President Obama recently referred to free-market economics as “you’re-on-your-own economics.” It’s a catchy phrase — rhythmic, alliterative, clever. Too bad it’s bunk. The only genuine “you’re on your own economics”—let’s call it “yo-yo …

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  • The Climber

    Craig Ogilvie “… the rest is history!” William Drake, Clarence Roth and Davis Hopson started the Climber Motor Corporation in early 1919 in a building on East 17th Street in Little Rock. They dreamed of producing an automobile that could traverse the worst country roads in …

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  • No more ‘buts’ for Mom, please

    “Mom, I love you, BUT…” I wonder how many times a day that phrase (more ominous than heartwarming) is uttered in this great land. Certainly there is a lot to be said for putting things in perspective, softening the blow of unsolicited advice and practicing …

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  • In defense of Arizona’s immigration law

    The Obama administration’s challenge to the Arizona immigration statute SB1070 is not about its popularity, or whether the statute is wise or unwise policy. Legislatures are permitted to enact laws thought unpopular or unwise by others. And as Chief Justice Roberts observed, and the administration’s …

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  • 2012 could be ugliest, silliest campaign ever

    Get ready for the 2012 presidential campaign to be one of the ugliest — and possibly silliest — ever. Actually, the campaign has been unofficially under way. It’s all but completely launched now that Mitt Romney is the last Super PAC standing and presumptive Republican …

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